‘I profess to learn and to teach anatomy not from books but from dissections, not from the tenets of Philosophers but from the fabric of Nature'.
William Harvey, 1628 (first described the circulation of blood)
Museum of Natural History, Oxford
Friday 1st December 2017
KYTOS is pleased to announce our latest Biology trip:
As part of the visit, you will take part in a workshop entitled ‘Our place in Evolution’ - you will receive an interactive talk about Darwin’s scientific ideas, and use museum specimens to describe how natural selection enables living things to adapt changing environments and diversify. You will get to handle evidence from a range of primary and secondary sources including replica skulls, fossilised skeletons and tools to build up a picture of human evolution. A gallery trail looking at examples of selection and adaptation will be included.
Founded in 1860, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History holds the University’s internationally significant collections of geological and zoological specimens, housed in a stunning example of neo-Gothic architecture. Among its most famous features are the Oxfordshire dinosaurs, the Dodo, and the swifts in the tower.
We will be leaving school at around 12.45pm and returning at approximately 6.15pm on the day. If you wish to attend, please provisionally sign up using the form on this site. Letters will then be sent home to parents/guardians of the first 30 students who apply. This must be signed and returned by the specified date, with the appropriate payment (approximate cost of £18)